All Broken Hill articles

Forgotten film gives glimpse of city in its prime

Wednesday, 24th October, 2012

Bustling Argent Street, circa 1953. Bustling Argent Street, circa 1953.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Before Mad Max and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert there was Barrier Story.

The nine-minute 1953 documentary produced by the Commonwealth Government's Department of Interior gave its audience a speedy rundown on what life was like in the swaggering metropolis of Broken Hill.

Hugh Alexander was director and Reg Pearse, who went on to shoot many documentaries, was behind the camera.

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Legend of art scene hailed

Wednesday, 12th September, 2012

Joyce Condon last July when she met Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy and (below) a Joyce Condon painting. Joyce Condon last July when she met Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy and (below) a Joyce Condon painting.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Broken Hill arts pioneer Joyce Condon, whose painting and teaching career spanned fifty years, has died aged 95.

Mrs Condon passed away at the Broken Hill Hospital on Sunday after a short illness.

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More BH soccer talent identified

Saturday, 21st July, 2012

Folou Komolafe will be hoping to impress in the FFSA talent identification program over coming months. Folou Komolafe will be hoping to impress in the FFSA talent identification program over coming months.

By Ben Sheffield

Folou Komolafe is the latest in a raft of talented local junior soccer players to be making waves in Adelaide, after the twelve year old was selected in the Football Federation South Australia’s (FFSA) talent identification program.

The program functions as the try outs for FFSA’s under 13s “Skillaroos” team, who will play in the under 13 National Championships in October.

Selection in the squad also leads on to the possibility of being selected for future underage development sides.

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Hockey to return at last

Friday, 20th July, 2012

The 2012 Hockey Season will get underway tomorrow afternoon at the Norm Fox Oval. The 2012 Hockey Season will get underway tomorrow afternoon at the Norm Fox Oval.

By Ben Sheffield

Several months of uncertainty over hockey’s future in Broken Hill will be put to bed when the opening round of the 2012 hockey season hits off at Norm Fox Oval tomorrow.

Because of the protracted negotiations to get the season underway, the fixture has taken on an abbreviated, round robin format.

Organiser, Kate Hogg, said that she hoped the shortened season would lead to a fun and relaxed atmosphere which would allow as many people as possible to take to the field.

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Taking control at AAMI

Thursday, 19th July, 2012

Watch out for Margaret Paul who will be a boundary umpire when the girls representative team plays Port Lincoln in August. Watch out for Margaret Paul who will be a boundary umpire when the girls representative team plays Port Lincoln in August.

By Emily Roberts

When Margaret Paul decided to give football umpiring a go she never imagined it would take her to Adelaide’s AAMI Stadium.

The ABC journalist is one of two local women chosen to boundary umpire the women’s game between Broken Hill and Port Lincoln in Adelaide on August 5.

Margaret (28), who moved to Broken Hill earlier this year, is a fan of Australian Rules but previous injuries ruled her out of playing in the women’s competition.

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